Can You Identify These Clothing Brand Logos From a Close-Up?

By: Khadija Leon
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Although fashion has long been in existence, it is an ever-changing art form. Every year, fashion shows are held around the world, the most popular of which are held in New York, Paris and Milan. Since its inception, many clothing companies have emerged, making a name for themselves.

Some of the world’s most successful brands are known for cost, the materials that were used and the look of the product. As such branding, in the form of logos has become an important part of the company’s marketing. While some people consider it quite costly to keep up with the trends, many people are excited to own these popular and “brand name” products.

One of the oldest clothing companies, Helly Hansen, uses a simple double “HH” split diagonally down the middle. Another popular clothing brand, specifically for American teenagers, is Hollister, which incorporates its background story in the creation of its logo. One of the best-known jeans manufacturers is the Levi company, established in 1853 by Levi Strauss.

How well do you know some of the world’s most popular brands and the logo that is associated with them? Do you know what brand the medusa head represents or what the intersecting letter “C”s stand for? Well here is your opportunity to see how much you know. Take this quiz to find out how many you can correctly identify!

Nike Inc. is an American company known for being the world’s largest supplier of athletic clothing and shoes. At the end of 2014, the brand was worth an estimated $19 billion and is easily recognizable, as its logo is a swoosh which usually appears with its trademark, “Just Do It”.

Lacoste is a French clothing company which was founded in 1933 by Andre Giller and former tennis player Rene Lacoste. The brand sells everything from clothing to perfume to jewelry and even leather goods. The brand is widely known for its polo shirts and recognized by its logo which is a green crocodile.

Michael Kors is a luxury brand which was established by sportswear designer Michael Kors back in 1981. Known worldwide for its handbags and accessories, the brand has over 900 stores around the world. The company’s logo is the designer’s initials, surrounded by a circle.

Balenciaga is a Spanish luxury fashion house which was founded by designer Cristobal Balenciaga in 1919. The brand’s logo consists of two capitalized B’s, one of which is inverted, with three diagonal lines connecting them.

Bulgari is an Italian luxury goods brand which was founded in 1884 and is known for its jewelry, watches, fragrances and even hotels. The brand’s logo is the Bulgari name, but instead of a “U”, has what appears to be a letter “V”.

Gucci is luxury brand known for producing high-end leather goods. The Italian brand, which was ranked as the 38th most valuable brand in the world by Forbes, is estimated to be worth $12.4 billion in 2015 and is the biggest-selling Italian brand in the world. The logo is a double G emblem which sometimes has the named spelled out on top of it.

The Tommy Hilfiger Corporation is a fashion brand known for manufacturing clothing, footwear, fragrances and a wide variety of home furnishings. Founded by designer Tommy Hilfiger in 1985, the company’s global sales have exceeded $6 billion. The brand’s logo consists of two horizontal stripes navy blue with a red and white sandwiched between it.

Christian Audigier is a fashion designer who has two clothing lines, one of which is Ed Hardy and the other which is Von Dutch. The brand’s logo consists of the brand’s stylized initials, with a crown on top and what appears to be a flower at the bottom of the initials.

Versace is an Italian luxury brand which was founded by Gianni Versace in 1978 and is known for its high-end clothing and leather accessories. The brand’s logo is the head of Greek mythological creature Medusa.

Diesel is an Italian company which sells clothing, accessories and footwear, but is best known for its denim jeans. The company’s logo features a profile image of a man with a mohawk with the phrase “Only the brave” surrounding it.

Diane von Furstenberg is a luxury brand made famous for its "wrap dresses." They have been worn by former first lady Michelle Obama, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Madonna. The brand’s logo is the initials of Diane von Furstenberg, all of which are connected by the centrally located letter “V”.

Chanel is a French luxury fashion brand known for dressing some of the most famous people in the world. They are also known selling luxury goods, accessories and fragrances. Chanel’s logo consists of two Cs which are interlocked and are meant to stand for “Coco Chanel”.

Levi Strauss & Co is an American clothing company known worldwide for its denim jeans. The company, which was founded over 150 years ago, has over 2000 stores and its net income for 2016 was $291.2 million. The brand’s logo appears to be a red tag with the company’s name written on it in white.

Victoria’s Secret is an American manufacturing brand best known for selling lingerie and beauty products. The lingerie company’s logo is its initials where the S has been superimposed onto the V in a twisting manner.

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion brand created by designer Ralph Lauren. The company is known for producing clothing and fragrances as well as home goods. The brand’s logo features a polo player on top of a horse and a polo stick in the swing position.

Kate Spade New York is an American fashion house founded by husband and wife duo Kate and Andy Spade in 1993. The fashion line includes handbags, bedding and even wallpaper. The brand’s logo consists of a symbol of a spade with the brand’s name below it.

Donna Karan New York is a fashion house which was founded by Donna Karan in 1984. They produce a wide variety of items, most of which are clothing and accessories. The brand’s logo is the initials of the company “DKNY” written in bold capital letters.

The Philipp Plein brand includes Philipp Plein, Plein Sport and Billionaire Couture brands. The logo consists of two capitalized “P’s” facing away from each other, inside a hexagon. Sometimes the logo also appears on a skull and crossbones.

Guess is an American clothing brand which produces clothing for both men and women, as well as producing accessories, fragrances and shoes. The brand’s logo is a triangle with a question mark and the brand’s name inside it.

Roberto Cavilli is an Italian luxury fashion brand known for selling perfume, leather goods, accessories and clothing. The brand’s logo consists of a stylized “R” with two “C’s” facing away from the other intertwined within it.

Armani Exchange was launched in 1991 as a subsidiary of the parent company Giorgio Armani, but not as expensive as the main brand. The brand’s logo is its initials separated by a vertical line.

Calvin Klein is an American fashion company which was created by designer Calvin Klein. The brand has a number of sub-brands, some of which include, Calvin Klein Sport, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear. The brand has multiple logos, most of which are variations of the brand’s initials.

Vera Wang is an American fashion brand best known for her collection of high-end wedding gowns typically worn by many celebrities. The Vera Wang logo is the brand’s initials with the V on top of the letter W, connecting the two letters.

Cristian Dior is a European luxury brand which is known worldwide for its ready-to-wear clothing, fragrances, jewelry and leather goods. Christian Dior’s logo is of the brand’s initials, a C and a D, sometimes with the name Dior written below it.

Jason Wu is a Canadian fashion brand best known as the brand that former first lady Michelle Obama has worn to many events, including the first and second inauguration of her husband. The brand has two logos, one of which is the designer’s name, the other of which are the initials which are intertwined.

Prada is an Italian luxury brand which specializes in leather goods, shoes and accessories, as well as perfume and is said to make an average of $3.81 billion in sales per year. The logo features a rope and some knots with the words "Prada Milano” inside of it.

Burberry is a British luxury brand best known for its outerwear, fragrances and accessories. The logo features a knight riding a horse with a flag with the word ‘Prorosum’ written on it and a capital ‘B’ on its shield.

Coach is an American luxury fashion brand, owned by Tapestry, Inc. It is known for making a wide variety of accessories, some of which include handbags, jewelry and fragrances. The logo is exactly what the brand name is; a silhouette of a coach being pulled by a pair of horses.

Viktor & Rolf is a fashion brand best known for specializing in creating avant-garde clothing. Founded back in 1996, the designers have dressed people like Katy Perry, Jessica Alba and Rihanna and Natalie Portman. The brand’s logo consists of a “V&R” inside a silhouette of an ink blot.

French Connection is a UK fashion clothing line which was founded in the 1970s and was extremely popular in the 1990s to the early 2000s. The logo has changed throughout the decades from an earlier “fcuk” (French Connection, UK) to just the name of the brand.

Valentino is an Italian luxury fashion group, best known for producing and selling footwear, jewelry, perfume and clothing. The brand’s logo consists of a “V” with an incomplete oval surrounding it, and meeting the two tips of the letter.

Alexander McQueen is a British luxury fashion brand founded by designer Alexander McQueen in 1992. He is known for his outlandish fashion shows and also for his collaborations with major celebrities. The brand’s logo consists of a large letter “Q” with the letters M and C inside of it.

Juicy Couture is known worldwide for its signature tracksuits and fragrances. The brand, which was purchased by Liz Claiborne in the '90s logo features two highland terriers holding a shield which has three hearts on it and the words “Love P&G”.

Caroline Herrera founded her brand in 1980 and since then has designed clothing for Renee Zellweger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The brand has a number of logos, some of which include the initials of the brand with the C in red while the H is in black, a large H and a C centered on it, and the initials CH, HC on top of the other.

Alexandre Herchcovitch is a Brazilian fashion company which has made waves throughout Brazil, England, Spain and Australia. The brand’s logo is of a black skull with all of its orifices highlighted in a different color.

Giorgio Armani is a luxury fashion house known for making a wide variety of items. It also makes many other products under other labels which include Armani Exchange and Emporio Armani. The logo varies from an eagle silhouette with white lines striped horizontally across it. The other one is of a G and an A interconnecting in a circle.

Nautica is a high-end American fashion brand known for making clothing, accessories, fragrances and home goods. The brand is divided in the Nautica Jeans Company and Nautica Sportswear. The company’s logo is a silhouette of a sailboat and is usually seen in navy blue.

Tory Burch is an American label owned by designer Tory Burch. Since being founded in 2004, the company has over 200 stores worldwide. The company’s logo consists of two stylized Ts, one of top each other, with the top one inverted all of which is surrounded by a circle.

Banana Republic is an American clothing store which is owned by Gap Inc. It is known for selling more upscale clothing, accessories as well as shoes. The company has over 600 locations and its logo consists of the brand’s initials; “B&R” with the letter B being written backward.

Moschino is an Italian luxury fashion house known for producing leather goods, fragrances, fashion accessories and statement pieces. The brand’s logo consists of two intertwining question marks surrounded by a circle.

Escada is a German luxury clothing company which was founded in 1976, and is known for making small leather handbags, fragrances and couture clothing. The brands logo consists of two letter “E’s” facing each other forming a shape that is said to look like a wrench, or even a chromosome.

Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion brand which owns almost 200 stores around the world. They are known for specializing in fragrances, leather goods, shoes and watches. The Fendi logo is of two “Fs”, one of which is upside down, and they connect forming an incomplete rectangle.

Hermes is a high-end fashion company which specializes in leather goods, fragrances and ready-to-wear items. The Hermes logo, which is adopted in the 1950s, features a horse-drawn carriage and the coach standing in front of the horse.

Louis Vuitton is a fashion house which was founded in 1854 and is known for selling high-end products, most of which feature their classic LV monogram. The brand’s logo is the company’s initials a “V and an L” where the V is superimposed on L.

Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury house which was founded in 1985. They are known for selling watches, accessories and high-end clothing. The brand’s logo is quite simple, as it is the initials of the company; a simple D&G, sometimes with the brand’s name written below it.

True Religion is an American clothing company best known for their line of premium denim jeans. The brand has two popular logos, one of which is a buddha with an acoustic guitar, and the other is an upside horse shoe.

Yves Saint Laurent is a French luxury brand which was founded by Yves and his partner back in 1961. The multimillion-dollar company is known for its couture pieces, specifically its women's tuxedo jackets. The brand's logo consists of the YSL initials, one on top of the other.

Mulberry is a luxury brand founded by Roger Saul in 1971. It is known throughout the world for its leather goods, as well as clothing. The Mulberry logo is a silhouette of a mulberry tree, sometimes found inside a black circle.

Givenchy is a French luxury brand known for its haute couture clothing, cosmetics, accessories and perfumes. The Givenchy logo consists of four stylized letter “Gs” which come together forming an intricate design.

Vivienne Westwood is a high-end designer brand known for dressing royals and celebrities alike. The brands logo is often called the Vivienne Westwood orb and is said to resemble one of the British crown jewels, called the Sovereigns Orb.

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